Bulker operator Oldendorff Carriers has agreed a deal to implement Veson’s Veslink IMOS software platform (VIP) to assist in managing vessel operations for its fleet of approximately 700 vessels.
Oldendorff’s ships carry 320 million metric tons of bulk and unitised cargo across the oceans each year, with the company employing 4,000 people across 18 offices worldwide.
The company chose to adopt a new software platform to deal with the demands of its rapid expansion in recent years, which has put pressure on existing processes and infrastructure.
“In fast changing markets that require a high degree of flexibility and a rapid delivery of solutions, business solutions must utilise modern technology,” said Fanny Heiden, Projects Manager at Oldendorff.
“Through our implementation of VIP, we hope to become more efficient and become better in our work as we move away from manual, resource-intensive data entry processes to more value-added work. This will allow us to better use our data to make decisions and ensure safe and efficient voyage operations.”
“VIP’s open architecture allows us to integrate our own applications as well as third party products. Additionally, the close connection to many shipping customers delivers industry standards that will allow direct connection between Oldendorff and our various counterparties.”